Lubaina Himid, Memorial to Zong, 1991 Acrylic on canvas, 152.4 x 121.92 x 4.5 cm Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, photo: Andy Keate

Lecturer’s essay in Turner Prize-winner Lubaina Himid’s exhibition catalogue

Anita Rupprecht has written an article for Himid’s show Memorial to Zong – the piece reflects on two of Himid’s artworks in the context of the relationship between the histories and cultural memories of the transatlantic slave trade.

Lubaina Himid, the artist who won the Turner Prize in 2018, has a new exhibition, Memorial to Zong, at the Lancaster Maritime Museum. It is the culmination of Himid’s engagement with  Lancaster and its slave trade history.  While the opening is delayed due to COVID-19, accompanying the exhibition, during Black History Month, a series of videos and other materials will be shown on the Museum Facebook Page.

Lubaina Himid, Swallow Hard: The Lancaster Dinner Service, 2007 (detail) Acrylic on found porcelain, variable dimensions Courtesy the artist, photo: Andy Keate

The catalogue is available for sale for £10 through the museum and IBAR. For details, please email Melanie Cookson-Carter:

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